The mission of the Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition (NAIC) is to provide our members a coalition of support in developing and achieving professional development within ACPA for advancing educational opportunities and support of Aboriginal, Indigenous, and Native students in higher education. The Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition is particularly interested in creating partnerships with Tribal Colleges and Universities as well as organizations and higher education professionals serving Aboriginal, Indigenous, and Native students.

The Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition is a community within ACPA of professionals with a desire to actively participate in opportunities that provide resources and support to its members, both personally and professionally, with care, respect, and encouragement.

NAIC promotes the values of shared leadership, advocacy, support, and community as we work to:

  • Provide counsel to the ACPA governance on topics related to Native, Aboriginal and Indigenous college students and Indigenous/Native student affairs
  • Create opportunities for new scholarship to be showcased related to Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous college students and Indigenous/Native student affairs
  • Bring forth current trends and topics that affect Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous college students and the field of Indigenous/Native student affairs
  • Represent ACPA’s voice through the National Coalition for the Advancement of Native Higher Education
  • Represent ACPA’s voice through the National Coalition for the Advancement of Native Higher Education

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Dr. Symphony Oxendine
Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous Coalition Chair
University of North Carolina Wilmington
[email protected]